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Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre

Welcome to TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. The FFW program consists of daily operations by on-call Flood Duty Officers and also the maintenance of flood control infrastructure (including flood control dams and an extensive gauge network). Please click on the links to see highlights of the many initiatives being undertaken by the TRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning program.

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Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514

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$theCurrentState in effect until Feb 25, 2016

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety issued due to the winter storm over the greater Toronto area. Water Safety in effect through to Thursday February 25, 2016.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

WATER SAFETY

DATE:               February 24, 2016

TIME:               10:00 AM

ISSUED TO:    SCHOOL BOARDS, MUNICIPALITIES, LOCAL CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES, LOCAL POLICE, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND MEDIA

Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm over the Greater Toronto Area bringing a significant amount of rain, snow and ice pellets, along with the possibility of freezing rain starting this morning and then changing over gradually to rain by this afternoon. 15mm to 25mm of precipitation is expected throughout the day on Wednesday. An additional 2cm to 4cm of snow is expected Thursday morning.

Issues:

This significant amount of precipitation in the form of a mixture of snow, frozen rain and rain will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in Greater Toronto Area rivers and streams.  The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water body.

No flooding is anticipated at this time. We are continuing to monitor the weather and watershed conditions.

Actions:

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and stay away from rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities. Please avoid driving through flooded roadways.

This Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Thursday February 25, 2016.

For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

Flood Duty Officer   Chief Flood Duty Officer

Dana Khademi                       Fabio Tonto

416-661-6514

416-661-6600 ext.5697.

Note: A Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

 

PDF version: WCS WS Feb 24 2016 DK FT